When I first became a fishkeeper and started off my aquarium, I was shocked. Quite literally, stunned by the amount of information, maintenance and perseverence needed to start off a succesful freshwater tank (Tropical marine fish? - nice species, but very costly and double trouble). It is hard. It is harder when all the fish bloody die, but honestly it is worth it, and I well tell you why.
When I started off, I was given the tank as present. Tropical fish? yeah they're something different, goldfish are boring I'm going for something exotic. Tropical fish that'll be a laugh. Fill in the tank, make it look good and chuck 'em in, they'll swim around and hey - presto! Easy, no problem. Oh no. I dont think so. Anyone who has a tank is chuckling, and rightly so. Its not that easy, my friends. Why? Heres a few examples:
These are just a few basic examples, and it is hard. But these are just warnings. If you follow my guide, there's no reason why anyone should not have a healthy, relaxing, beautiful looking indoor aquarium.
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